|Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|2017 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team|
|University||Wake Forest University|
|Head coach||Tom Walter (6th season)|
|Location||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park |
Old Gold and Black|
|NCAA Tournament champions|
|College World Series runner-up|
|College World Series appearances|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1977, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017|
ACC: 1955, 1962, 1963, 1977, 1998, 1999, 2001
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team is the intercollegiate baseball team of Wake Forest University. The program competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They won the 1955 College World Series. They are coached by Tom Walter.
Starting in 2009, home games have been played at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons' former home, Gene Hooks Stadium, was demolished following the university's purchase of Ernie Shore Field, which has since been renamed Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. In early 2016, the Wake Forest ballpark was renamed David F. Couch Ballpark in honoring former Demon Deac baseball player David Couch.
|ACC Player of the Year winners|
|1981||Brick Smith||First Baseman|
|2015||Will Craig||First Baseman|
ACC Baseball Player of the Year
ACC Baseball Coach of the Year
ACC Baseball Tournament MVP
Over the past few years, Wake Forest and head coach Tom Walter and his coaching staff has developed their players on the field and off as well, where Each of its senior's each year have graduated five consecutive years. In 2017, The Demon Deacons set a school record for two student-athletes selected in top 50 overall players drafted and four in other top seven rounds.
Six Demon Deacons were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft: OF Mac Williamson by the San Francisco Giants (3rd Round), LHP Tim Cooney by the St. Louis Cardinals (3rd Round), 3B Carlos Lopez by Washington Nationals (12th Round), RHP Brian Holmes by the Houston Astros (13th round), SS Pat Blair by the Houston Astros (24th round), and RHP Michael Dimock also by the Houston Astros.
In 2017, Eight Wake Forest Demon Deacons were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft: OF Stuart Fairchild by the Cincinnati Reds (2nd round), 1B Gavin Sheets by the Chicago White Sox (2nd round), RHP Parker Dunshee by the Oakland Athletics (7th round), C Ben Breazeale by the Baltimore Orioles (7th round), RHP Donnie Sellers by the Toronto Blue Jays (11th round), OF Jonathan Pryor by the Washington Nationals (19th round), RHP Connor Johnstone by the Atlanta Braves (21st round), and RHP Griffin Roberts by the Minnesota Twins (29th round) which set a program record and the most in the ACC.
Former Demon Deacons on Current MLB rosters as of July 21, 2017.
Former Demon Deacons on current Minor League Baseball rosters as of July 21, 2017.
|Gavin Sheets||1B||23||Kannapolis Intimidators||Chicago White Sox|
|Stuart Fairchild||OF||43||Billings Mustangs||Cincinnati Reds|
|Will Craig||3B||22||Bradenton Marauders||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Donnie Sellers||P||14||Vancouver Canadians||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Parker Dunshee||P||27||Vermont Lake Monsters||Oakland A's|
|Ben Breazeale||C||39||Aberdeen Ironbirds||Baltimore Orioles|
|Player||Position||Team||Number of Championships|
|Rip Coleman||P||New York Yankees||1|
|Vic Sorrell||P||Detroit Tigers||1|
|Ray Scarborough||P||Boston Red Sox||1|
|Tommy Byrne||P||New York Yankees||2|